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Dr. Stefan Greenfield-Casas

Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Theory
  • Profile

    Stefan Greenfield-Casas’ research is guided by a longstanding preoccupation with the interplay between music, myth, memory, and media(tion). His recent research considers the classical arrangement and concertization of video game scores vis-à-vis these conceptual obelisks. He has presented research on this and other topics nationally, internationally, and virtually at conferences across the US, Europe, and Asia, including meetings of the International Musicological Society's Music and Media Study Group, the Royal Musical Association’s Music and Philosophy Study Group, the American Musicological Society, Music and the Moving Image, Ludomusicology, and the North American Conference on Video Game Music. His work can be found or is forthcoming in The Music of Nobuo Uematsu in the Final Fantasy Series (Intellect's Studies in Game Sound and Music series), The Oxford Handbook of Arrangement Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Video Game Music and Sound, and the Journal of Sound and Music in Games. He has also contributed shorter essays to the American Musicological Society and Ludomusicology Research Group's respective blogs. Greenfield-Casas is especially interested in fostering space for dialogues within and to situate his work; to this end, he has interviewed the likes of Mariam Abounnasr, Benyamin Nuss, Eric Roth, and John Phillip Santos (among others) for various research projects.

  • Publications
    Journal Articles

    Greenfield-Casas, Stefan and James Denis Mc Glynn. “‘We are what they grow beyond’: Visions (and Sounds) of a Transnational Star Wars.” Musicology Now. December 18, 2023. https://musicologynow.org/we-are-what-they-grow-beyond-visions-and-sounds-of-a-transnational-star-wars/.    

    “On Musical Museums, Monuments, and Memories: Review-Essay of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestral Arrangement Album.” SQEX-10806; Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Shotaro Shima, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Yasunori Nishiki, Guy Bernfeld, Sachiko Miyano, Natsumi Kameoka; Arnie Roth and the Shinra Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; one disc, 52 minutes. Invited essay in “Final Fantasy VII’s Musical Legacy,” eds. Richard Anatone, James Denis Mc Glynn, and Andrew Powell.  Special Issue, Journal of Sound and Music in Games 4, no. 4 (Fall 2023): 168-176. 

    “between false mem[0]ries and eterna[1] storage.”Translight: Contemporary Gaming Culture Magazine, Inaugural Issue 0, “Undeath” (Spring/Summer 2022): 22-27.